It’s time to back Bury’s new-look village hall – we need your support!

Bury Parish Council (BPC) has produced a four-page A4 leaflet outlining its proposals to refurbish and improve Bury Village Hall, to create a new social hub at the heart of our community.

A copy of the leaflet will be posted through the letterbox of every home in the parish over the next few days by your hard-working councillors. It includes details of some of the architects’ drawings for the transformation of the hall, and gives recipients the opportunity to support the proposals via a paper slip or online. Expressions of support are crucial, because it is only with evidence of a sufficient level of community support that BPC will be able to apply for funding for the project.

If you would like to add your support, you can fill in the simple slip on the back page of the leaflet and post it at specially designated posting boxes at the Squire & Horse, Charlie’s Farm Shop or Coke’s Farm (West Burton), as well as in the mailbox at Bury Village Hall. However, the leaflet only provides one slip per household. If there are multiple adults in your household wishing to show support for our plans, please include everyone’s names on the slip or register the additional ones online here.

Please take a little time to give this project your backing. Our plans would give the village a new community hub at the heart of the village where residents could meet for coffee, hold meetings and help beat social isolation.

The proposals also include replacing the hall’s deteriorating roof and providing heating and hot water via solar energy and an air source heat pump, so that we would no longer have to burn oil. Our oil-fired boiler is coming to the end of its life so we want to replace it with a carbon-neutral solution.

Here’s a PDF of the leaflet.

Here is the full file of plans and elevations by Victoria Holland Architects, who were commissioned by Bury Parish Council.

A public meeting will be held at Bury Village Hall on Thursday 8th December at 6.30pm, when residents will have the opportunity to discuss the plans. In addition, there will be a clinic at the village hall the follow Saturday morning, 10th December, when residents can drop in between 10am and 1pm, to chat with councillors about the proposals.

Bury Village Hall was built in the 1970s and has remained largely unchanged since. Back our plans to provide Bury with a village hall fit for the 21st Century!